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Some days, two words, "wild feeling," sum up as much of rock 'n' roll as we need. The latest track from Olympia, Wash. band Milk Music seconds that emotion -- and then punctuates it, roaring start to roaring finish.

Published in Music News

Youth Lagoon
"Wondrous Bughouse"
Fat Possum

Youth Lagoon's second album, "Wondrous Bughouse," captures the mercurial cerebrum of a 20-something thinker with aural examples of torturous moments in young adulthood. In lieu of conversation, Trevor Powers will exorcise his chronic anxiety by making records with vistas of psychedelic musical plains. These pathways to Powers' mind funnel in the ambience of the Cocteau Twins and mysticism of Tangerine Dream.

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When St. Louis' noisy-folk quartet Theodore ended, Justin Kinkel-Schuster went down to Mississippi to record some songs with his friend Andrew Bryant. This endeavor lead to what became the first batch of Water Liars songs.

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Not exactly a master, yet much more than a dabbler, Jimbo Mathus occupies that great middle ground of American roots rock. Like so many before him, Mathus gets by with mixture of moxie and sweat; a basic understanding of blues, country and rock 'n' roll tropes; and a willingness to wear one's heart on one's sleeve while never stepping too far outside a certain worldly toughness.

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The Walkmen
"Heaven"
Fat Possum

The Walkmen have transcended steadily into their sound on "Heaven," with propulsive drum beats and harmonized vocals not unlike those of the Everly Brothers.

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The room smelled like cigarettes, perfume and cold air. The pre-concert hum of the Old Rock House crowd, waiting on Bass Drum of Death, was punctuated by a guy telling the girl next to me that he was actually, right then, in the middle of composing a blues ballad. Really now? She sipped her drink, politely.

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Saturday, 29 October 2011 16:24

Unknown Mortal Orchestra 10/29/11

Heavy on the bass, heavy on the psychedelics, Unknown Mortal Orchestra still manages to make music that lifts far off the dirty, fuzzy rock 'n' roll ground.

Published in Live Performances

Lissie
Catching a Tiger
Fat Possum, 2010

Lissie is no country sweetheart. The blonde-haired, blue-eyed Rock Island, Ill. native gained recognition with her rustic, yet beautifully serene voice that put an unusual spin on a number of covers from Lady Gaga, Kid Cudi and Metallica. Her debut album, Catching a Tiger, however, offers an interesting mixture of less immediately commercial tunes.

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Karate Bikini - A Simpler Sugar

Wed November 26
Karate Bikini is an eight piece ensemble who's members hail from St. Louis and the metro area. They are a large band with a large sound. Their latest album A Simpler Sugar is full of upbeat pop songs,…